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Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
, not just a job. >> reporter: and allem, there are no new tax hikes or spending cuts on the horizon as a part of these budget battles. no major ones at least. so economists say that will also bodes well for the recovery. alex. >> kristin it, quick question about the president's schedule next hour. what is this, a saban forum he's going to be attending that and speaking? >> that's right. that is sponsored by the brookings institution. he's going to be speakinging there a forum on middle east policy. white house officials say it's up to the moderators to set the tone. i can tell you that the title of the forum this afternoon, alex, is power shifts, u.s.-israeli relations in dynamic middle east. the backdrop to this forum, the recent deal struck with iran to freeze iran's nuclear programs for six months in exchange for scaling back some of the sanctions, israel didn't like the deal. as you know, that created fresh tensions between the united states and israel. no guarantee that that will be discussed during the forum, but certainly one of the big issues in the backdrop. then of course,
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
be passed next week. and also, alex, there are no big tax cuts or spending hikes that are -- spending cuts or tax hikes on the more vie zone. that speaks to the fact that even though you still have democrats, republicans duking it out this, latest budget battle might not threaten what seems to be a recovery that is picking up speed. alex? >> okay. kristen welker, thank you for that. here's our question for you. in light of the improved jobs picture, do you sense the economy has improved. >>> snow sleet, and ice, millions of americans bracing for icy conditions as the storm moves east. it is being blamed for at least 10 deaths. icy conditions are making drive perilous. >> my car was kind of weaving back and forth just because it was so slick. >> and it's scary too. in cincinnati, a bus hit several parked cars while the driver tried to manage the icy roads. in kentucky, they were so slick a salt truck overturned after a driver said his tires went off the side of the road. >>> in dallas, heavy snow and ice caused two marinas to collapse. it has canceled two marathons, one in dallas and anothe
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president want unemployment insurance extended for 1.3 million americans. that's expected to expire at the end of the year. they say if that's not continued, it would be bad for those workers and also bad for the economy. republicans say look at these latest job figures. they're an indication that we don't need more stimulus spending. but
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